Are you an expecting mother interested in learning more about how what you’re eating is affecting your growing child? Or perhaps you are the mother of an infant or a toddler, and making sure your young one is receiving the best nutrition possible through his or her food is your top priority. Healthy Moms and Infant Nutrition 3857 could be an online continuing education course that benefits you.
This course will take participants through evidence-based research to explore nutritional recommendations for preconception, pregnancy and infant and toddler feeding. Going a step beyond, it will also provide food planning strategies for families to embrace healthy living. With an abundance of nutritional myths circulating our social media news feeds and TV commercials, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Healthy Moms and Infant Nutrition 3857 seeks to debunk some of these common myths and give participants a basic understanding of current and accurate child nutrition recommendations.
Specific topics that Healthy Moms and Infant Nutrition 3857 will cover include:
- Determining whether an online nutrition source is credible.
- The basic role of nutrition and appropriate nutrition recommendations during preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy and toddlerhood.
- Vitamin and mineral supplementation during preconception, pregnancy, lactation, infancy and toddlerhood
- Common nutritional problems during pregnancy, infancy and toddlerhood and how to improve them
- Strategies that mothers and partners can use to ensure that a mother recovers well post-delivery
- Common breastfeeding problems and their solutions
- Benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby
- Types of infant formula and recommended usage
- Recommendations for the introduction of solid foods to infants
- Ways to effectively implement post-partum weight loss
In addition, this course will discuss why positive early nutrition habits are the keys to preventing childhood and adult obesity—a disease that has become an epidemic across the United States in the past decades.
Tuition for this course is $195, and registration is open through Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. To register for Healthy Moms and Infant Nutrition 3857, click here! To browse our entire list of course offerings, visit www.uwa.edu/ce.